Reading Passages for 4th Grade and 5th Grade SET 1

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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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  1. These 52 nonfiction reading passages are perfect for close reading or test prep at any time of the year. Google Forms, TpT Digital Overlay, and Printable versions are all included. Use for direct instruction, partner work, guided reading, homework, warm-up work, or intervention. Each passage require
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These 16 nonfiction reading passages include topics boys love, like dinosaur poop and icky insects. Included are Google Forms, TpT Digital Overlay, and Printable versions. They are perfect for test prep or any time of the year to help students prepare for state tests, small group instruction, centers, homework and warm-up work.

Included are 16 short test prep reading passages with 4 questions each that require close reading and a high level of thinking. Many inference questions are included to get your students thinking deeply about their nonfiction texts.

Each test prep reading passage is about a Science or Social Studies topic to facilitate your cross-curricular instruction. Reading levels have been assigned to each reading passage. Grade level designations are reflective of the Common Core Stretch reading Band levels.

Click here for Grades 2-3 reading levels.

⭐Titles Included:

1. Dinosaur Poop

2. Vampire Squid

3. Regions of the United States

4. Porcupines

5. Prairie Dogs

6. The Accidental Potato Chip

7. The American Civil War

8. Benjamin Franklin’s Childhood

9. Volcanoes

10. So You Want To Be an Astronaut?

11. The Boston Tea Party

12. Causes of the American Revolution

13. What, More Taxes?

14. Dung Beetles

15. Extreme Insects

16. Fireflies


❤️Google Forms (self-grading and self-checking for immediate student feedback)

❤️TpT Digital Tool

The printable versions are only one page in length, so they are easy to use during one class period, for small group or RtI instruction, or in learning stations.

Links to Other Grades 4-5 Sets:

Set 1 - 16 passages

Set 2 - 12 passages

Set 3 - 12 passages

Set 4 - 12 passages

Bundle of all Four Sets


I have had the honor of writing professionally for The University of Texas at Austin. The texts you will be receiving are of the same quality you would receive from any publisher.


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March Close Reading

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Story Elements

Text Connections - Paired Reading Selections

Main Idea Task Cards in both Objective and Open-Ended format

Sequence Task Cards in both Objective and Open-Ended format

Author’s Purpose Task Cards in both Objective and Open-Ended format

Inference Story Cards

Cause and Effect Task Cards with Quiz

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Total Pages
22 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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